The annual European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards took place at The Church House in London last night, where the 2019 finalists were honoured at a glittering awards dinner. Following a record year for entries, the judges considered over 130 nominations. Twenty-three finalists across nine categories were announced in August, and the London event saw the winners revealed.
Our Chairman Doug Cooke, and CEO, John Findlater, presented two awards. John “We are so pleased to be part of the European Cleaning Journal (ECJ) initiative to recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry.”
Doug presenting Commitment to Diversity Award to winners Facilicom/Buitengewoon
John presenting Leader of the Year to Gerlinde Troestl, Markas
Editor of European Cleaning Journal and member of the judging panel, Michelle Marshall, said: “The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are all about shining the spotlight on the outstanding work going on in our industry so it was fantastic to see so many entries flood in this year. There was some seriously strong competition but we really felt that our nine winners had gone above and beyond to champion our industry. They are some of the most innovative, proactive leaders in the sector and it was brilliant to be able to honour them in London on the night.”
Joining Michelle Marshall on the judging panel were Lynn Webster, director of Lynn Webster Consultants (UK), Juan Diez de los Rios de San Juan, president of European Cleaning & Facility Services Industry (EFCI), and Frank Veneman, director of Association for Cleaning Research (VSR) (Netherlands).
This year’s sponsors include RAI Amsterdam, Ceris Burns International, Diversey, Greenspeed, i-team Global, Jangro, Principle Cleaning, Werner & Mertz, greencare Professional, Truvox International, Vectair Systems and Vermop Salmon.
Media partners include Tomorrow’s Cleaning (UK), GSA (Italy) and Services (France).